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Alumni selected as influential money makers by CityBusiness

October 18, 2013

Several Loyola University New Orleans alumni from the College of Business and the College of Law were recently honored as 2013 Money Makers, presented by New Orleans CityBusiness. All were honored during an awards celebration Sept. 26 at the Ritz Carlton.

Among those recognized included College of Business alumni H. Jude Boudreaux, B.B.A. ’00 and Jeffery Ehlinger, M.B.A. ’03, and College of Law alumni R. Lane Sisung, J.D. ’94 and Patrick Voss, J.D. ’88. They joined Loyola faculty on the list of Moneymakers, including Patrick Lynch, visiting assistant professor of accounting, and Clayton White ’78, M.B.A. ’93, J.D. ’07, alumnus and adjunct professor in the MBA program

Money Makers recognizes 50 financial professionals whose fiscal work has set the pace for their company and the region. Honorees are selected based on industry and community involvement, and achievement through their energy and innovative ideas. Their work provides a model of professionalism for their peers and goes above and beyond the call of duty. Honorees are recognized in four categories: Banking, Corporate, Investment and Professional. A special publication inserted into the Oct. 4 issue of CityBusiness also honored them as top financial leaders.

Boudreaux is the founder of Upperline Financial Planning, a fee-only financial planning firm specializing in the needs of the medical community. He is actively involved in the Loyola business community as a member of the adjunct faculty—teaching personal finance and music finance. He is also a member of the university’s alumni board, president of the Loyola College of Business Alumni Board and a mentor for incoming freshmen of the College of Business.

Ehlinger is senior vice president and market area manager for First Bank & Trust, where he is a top producer, generating $30 million to $40 million in new business annually in commercial and industrial loans. Prior to First Bank & Trust, he worked at Whitney and Hancock banks.

Sisung provides financial and development services to corporations, governmental agencies and individuals with The Sisung Group, which he has been part of since 1984. The company provided financial advising for the Louisiana Community & Technical College system and helped create new Medicaid finance reforms, which helped provide approximately $50 million to low-income patients.

Voss was a CPA at Doody and Doody for a decade before Walter Blessey recruited him in 1990 to work for Blessey Marine Services Inc. He now serves as the company’s vice president and chief financial officer. “This year we’ll do over $200 million,” Voss said in the CityBusiness insert. “We went from having $17 million worth of equipment to over half a billion dollars in equipment today.”

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